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Stroll states he is "proud" after impressive qualifying performance

  • Published on 02 Sep 2017 19:18
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Lance Stroll is proud of his performance during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix after the Canadian set the fourth fastest time. An added bonus to his rapid pace, the 18-year-old will start from the first row of the grid tomorrow due to penalties for the two Red Bull drivers.

Stroll has faced criticism this year after a steady start to his career, before breaking into the points in Canada. A podium result followed in Azerbaijan and now he becomes the youngest ever driver to start a Formula 1 Grand Prix from the front row.

"I'm proud, I really had a great time," said Stroll. "I know we've been struggling a lot in the past few weekends in the dry, not being able to get out of Q1, but today, just to put it together, felt really good. It was a lot of fun, the car felt good.

"I've never driven a Formula 1 car in the wet, so I just tossed it around and it worked out today. The race is tomorrow, so we've got to stay focused, starting from the front row of the grid, and hopefully we can have a good one."

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • So he should be. Amazing performance

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    • Sep 2 2017 - 19:44
  • Kevin

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    Really well done of him! I have given him a lot of critique, and will likely remain doing so, but today he shut me up. This was a marvelous performance under difficult conditions.

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    • Sep 2 2017 - 22:19
    • Yeah, a great run. Williams really seemed to come alive during these conditions.

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      • Sep 2 2017 - 23:50
  • reg

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    Brilliant, cannot wait to see how he gets off the grid!
    Probably the final nail in Massa's great career too!

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    • Sep 3 2017 - 08:30
  • boudy

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    Looks like the williams lucked in tothe circuit and weather. This is not because the drivers improved but more that the car was excellent. Still most likely they will be found wanting in the race. Good luck to them. Welldone paddy!!!

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    • Sep 3 2017 - 09:45

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